Northeast Texas voters Tuesday approved a proposition for the sale of alcohol in one city, the increase of a one quarter of one cent sales tax in another, and for the third time in three years; failed to pass a major school bond item.
Bonham ISD Trustees have been working to pass a bond election for improvements to their high school and I.W. Evans Intermediate. The $27.1 million proposition failed with 1,008 against the item and 916 in favor, with just a few provisional ballots left to be counted as of Tuesday night.
Wolfe City voters, by a 113 to 79 margin, agreed to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only. Passage of the item allows for the sale of all forms of alcohol: beer, wine and liquor.
In Lone Oak, 12 residents voted in favor of a one quarter of one cent sales tax increase that would help toward the improvement of city streets. Seven residents were against the proposition.
Trenton voters had both a school district rollback election and new sales and use tax to decide upon. Voters approved a $1.37 per $100 valuation ad valorem tax rate for the Trenton ISD, increasing the rate by $.0117 than the school district rollback rate. The vote was 149 for, 99 against. Residents also approved, by a 41 to 30 margin, to adopt a sales and use tax for the promotion and development of new and expanded business enterprises at the rate of one half of one percent.